Cavan has longest turn-around time for re-letting social houses

Cavan County Council had the longest turn-around time for re-letting social houses.

Across all local authorities the average waiting time is just under 28 weeks, but in Cavan it’s over two and a half times that.


Westmeath had the lowest average wait time to re-let properties in 2018. It took the local authority 8.06 weeks.

Monaghan County Council had the second lowest, with homes re-let after 8.9 weeks.

The average waiting time nationwide was 27.75 weeks, but Cavan County Council was on average 10 months longer – at 71.39 weeks.

The National Oversight and Audit Commission measures the time it takes a local authority to re-tenant a dwelling from the date it’s vacated.

The Commission previously noted that refurbishment and re-letting of vacant social housing with minimal delay is a key action in the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland plan.

Elsewhere Cavan County Council spent an average of €15,945 on getting properties re-tenanted, with Monaghan spending almost €1,000 less.

Both were below the national average cost of €18,590.